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Simple Letterform Brooches

Monday, April 6th, 2009

My graduate thesis work involved using letters as structure and composition. I left working with type immediately after I completed my MFA in 2007 because I wanted to take some time to reflect upon the work I had done. The thesis time was intense and I really enjoyed the work I was doing – it was always my intention to return to it at some point.

Five Letterform Brooches

Five Letterform Brooches

 

 

I was invited to participate in a show at the Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have been preparing some work to mail in the next week. I decided to return to some of my letterform work as a theme for the pieces I am sending. I wanted to make some simpler work while still being one-of-a-kind pieces. This weekend I completed this group of five letterform brooches. For those interested in type, the font I used is Bembo.

They are a beginning. I’m actually leaning towards making a line of coasters using the complete alphabet in pattern form. I have some ideas as to how to make that happen and am considering pursuing it further. In the meantime, here are some quick snapshots of the finished letterform brooches.

 

Letter B Brooch

Letter B Brooch

Letter R Brooch

Letter R Brooch

Assembling the Troops!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

I’m busily preparing work for the American Craft Council Show held in Baltimore, Maryland at the end of February. I am one of the 2009 Searchlight Artists and will be showing my work with 13 other emerging artists!

Laura Blanc, a senior at RISD has been interning for me and has been doing a terrific job. Below are images of some of the earrings we have been making. It’s been a lot of work and the process is slow, but I think things are moving along nicely! We still have a lot to do but I’m sure it will all come together in the next few weeks.

Line-up of pieces getting ready to solder.

Line-up of pieces getting ready to solder.

Detail shot of shadow earrings.

Detail shot of shadow earrings.

Pieces ready for ear posts!

Pieces ready for ear posts!

Long Shadow Earrings

Long Shadow Earrings

start

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

A beginning of my thoughts, interests, what is going on, and just any general nonsense that intrigues me. It seems it is going to take a little figuring out for me to get this all started. I think creating the page is a start…….